Weingart Typography, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 07 May – 28 Sept 2014April 7th, 2014
This long awaited retrospective, which opens at the MfG in May, is the first major exhibition of Weingart’s work to be staged in Switzerland. At the boundaries of analogue and digital, his work still has profound significance. The photomechanical layering / montage techniques that Weingart developed culminated in a unique synthesis of type and image in the late ’70s – this had a hugely significant impact on the development of graphic design in the late 20th century.
Aside from a comprehensive survey of Weingart’s work, the exhibition will document his teaching during more than thirty years at the Basel School of Design. As part of its educational programme, the MfG is staging a series of talks during the exhibition; as a former student of Weingart, Hamish Muir, co-founder of MuirMcNeil, will be in conversation with the exhibition curator, Barbara Junod, in a gallery talk ‘The Process as Illumination’ on Wednesday 25 June 2014 at 18.00.
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